About CAPP


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Community Action Partnership of Providence (CAPP) was established in November 2012.

CAPP is a leading provider of social services in Providence. The organization operates, promotes and supports the development of human service programs aimed at improving the lives of low-to-moderate income individuals and families living in Providence. CAPP works to minimize poverty while empowering members of the community to be self-sufficient.

Our Mission

CAPP, working in partnership with the community, provides culturally competent supportive services and programs to Providence residents in need to promote their achievement of economic self-sufficiency.

Our Purpose

To reduce poverty, revitalize low-income communities, and empower low-income individuals and families to become self-sufficient by: creating economic, educational and other opportunities for and providing a range of services to low-income families and individuals; mobilizing resources directed to the elimination of poverty; and educating the public on issues of poverty and community revitalization.  

Melissa Husband, CAPP’s Executive Director on Access Rhode Island

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History of Community Action Agencies

Community Action Agency History Timeline

A History of Community Action Agencies